In response to Chris St Denis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > I recently created a new mail server with a 600GB raid5 partition to > store maildirs. When I created it, I used a newfs -i 4096 but when I had > recent hardware problems the background FSCK took a very long time, and > I'm concerned that the -i 4096 may have made that a lot worse. > > So I ask. What newfs settings do you recommend for a 600GB partition > dedicated to maildirs?
Our Maildir partition was created with the default -i setting (which comes out to -i 8192 on this partition) and we have ~50% of the space filled and ~25% of the inodes used. It's not the biggest Maildir store on the planet, but I suspect it's a pretty decent representation of mail usage. Based on that, I don't think you need a lower value for -i, and you might even be safe to bump it up higher than the default, perhaps to 6 * frag size. If this improves fsck performance, as Oliver suggested, then it may be worth it. However, fsck time on 600G is going to be long no matter what you do. Just be glad we have background fsck. -- Bill Moran http://www.potentialtech.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"